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Friday Morning Latin Lesson: Volume XII

February 20, 2009

"I hump the wild, because there is no bag limit on happiness."

Do you know who said that? That quotation is attributed to our very special guest, the Motor City Madman himself, Sweaty Teddy Nugent! Wango zee tango!!!

Ted is what you call a Renaissance Man: he's a musician, a songwriter, an avid hunter, entrepreneur, carnivore, and vocal supporter of the Second Amendment. And, they spoke Latin during the Renaissance...or they tried to, anyway, until someone bastardized it into French! It's only logical that a Renaissance Man be here to further educate us in the ways of the Latin language. His piercing voice and guitar riffs have been featured on 31 fucking albums! Nugent averages about 130+ shows a year and just this past year, The Nuge played his 6,000th show--aptly enough--on the Fourth of July. Uncle Ted's come a long way from the Amboy Dukes, I tell you what.

So, it is with great honor that I turn the reins over to Ted Nugent today for the Friday Morning Latin Lesson.

I don't know how you're doing it, Ted, but you sure do it good; I'm glad you're doing it for free.

Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt!

Pronounced: "Coom cah-tah-pool-tie pro-screep-tie eh-roont toom soul-ee pro-screep-tee cah-tah-pool-tahss hobb-abe-oont!"

Hover your cursor over the picture to find out what Uncle Ted's teaching us today!


Scope said...

Years ago, I was watching "Politically Incorrect" with Bill Mahr, and the guests were Ted, dressed like Ted dresses, and 3 suits. The subject was that the Make A Wish Foundation wanted to recind a wish they granted to a boy, because he wanted to go on a bear hunt with his dad.

It's an eye opening moment, when you're sitting there, and the guy who's supposed to be the raving lunitic is destroying the Holier Than Thou crowd with LOGIC and REASON.

And while it scared me, I sided with him. Okay, he may got too an extreme I'm not comfortable with personanally, but I certainly defend his rights to do and say it. And sorrow shall befall the person who tries to take away the Motor City Madman's rights.

And the man is deputized. That I love.

Moooooog35 said...


Now I have CatScratch Fever.

Chemgeek said...

You said 'cum!' heheheheheheh

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

@ Scope: While doing research for this post, I saw a quote by someone (from Snopes, I believe) that said, "You may not always agree with Ted Nugent, but you will always be entertained by his interviews."

While I don't take it to the "extreme", I do side with many of his views. Gay marriage, not so much, but the right to shoot and eat something? Yep, I'm right there.

@ moooooog35 Better than having a dog encrusted in red shit, I'll bet.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

@ Chemgeek: Excellent. Further proof that I'm dragging my readership down to my level.

Jidai said...

I'm still partial to the quote, "On the 8th day god said, Kill 'em Uncle Ted."

Growing up in a big hunting family and having a wife who is a hunter, we love our Ted Nugent.

words...words...words... said...

I love me some Nuge! He's the best and most eloquent (shocking) defender of hunting. He just lays it out there. "Why is it better for you to buy meat in a supermarket than for me to kill it and eat my kill? Because then you don't have to get your hands dirty. That's it."

Alex Galvez said...

I support Ted and I own a shotgun for home defense! Wango-tango & white buffalo dreams to the USA!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

@ Jidai: I grew up in a hunting family and even shot (and ate) a few critters of my own. Let me just say this: Mourning dove = damned tasty.

@ Words^3: It makes sense. Plus, most hunters probably end their prey's lives more humanely than a lot of slaughterhouses. Not that I'm knocking the meatpacking industry, but it's sadly probably true.

@ Alex G.: My shotguns are all up in Indiana, since my wife (who didn't grow up in a house with guns) is mortified of them. My home defense is a beating stick and my fists of fury.

dg said...

I love Uncle Ted. That man is a bowl full of brilliance complimented by a flava sava, long scraggly hair, a side of juicy beef and a big double-barreled shotgun.

You can see why I adore him.